Holy Week Arrives
The past few weeks at Mission Arlington® have been sacred indeed, because we have seen the Lord show up in so many ways. Through the first couple of weeks of March, we had 800 students from church groups who came to help.
The third week was strong as well with 600 students from various groups across the nation arriving in town to provide help. Overall, more than 200 people have accepted Christ, and more than 5,000 students attended a Rainbow Express® event. Add to this our weekly basketball leagues, special medical clinics, and the daily ministries of food, clothes, household items, and furniture, you can understand how it feels like these weeks have truly been set apart.
On the other hand, as we move through this coming weekend, we are also entering Holy Week, where, on Palm Sunday, our Lord entered Jerusalem on a donkey to the praise of crowds and the condemnation of religious leaders. He cleansed the Temple on Monday, had intense conversations and various encounters with groups trying to trick or trap him on Tuesday. Later in the week, our Lord taught his disciples, and ate his last meal with them, instituting the Lord’s Supper. Jesus prayed all night at Gethsemane, was illegally tried on Friday morning, and crucified and buried Friday evening. On the first Easter Sunday, however, Christ defeated death and walked out of his tomb on the first Easter Sunday morning.
Holy Week at Mission Arlington®
The Mission family will stay busy through this next week, but it is a different kind of activity. Every activity is designed not just to bless the ones who participate, but to remind them of Easter. Here are some examples:
- The Easter Store – Wednesday & Thursday, March 28th & 29th at Mission Arlington® from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. It’s a place where families can receive Easter clothes and other items, and it is all free. Everyone who comes will also hear the Easter story; Link HERE for more information;
- Special Youth Service – On Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., Mission Arlington® junior high and high school students will gather for a special Maundy Thursday service of worship. They will take the Lord’s Supper and eat a meal together;
- “World’s Largest“ Easter Egg Hunt – From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym and fields at the Lockwood Center. Everyone who attends this event will alsoFor more information, link HERE.
A Holy Gratitude
All of these events are free of charge, because we are surrounded by a wonderful community of people who pray, and give of their time and resources, so that we can share God’s love throughout our community as fully as possible. We do thank God for you, and for your support. We are truly thankful for you. We look forward to walking through this next week together.